(25-3-2022). The CSD has approved an additional investment of 9 million euros for the promotion of physical activity through digital tools. Investment that adds to the 26 million approved for the ecological transition of sports facilities.
The Sports Sector Commission has approved distributing a total of 9 million euros among the Autonomous Communities, which will be used to promote physical activity through digital tools.
An amount that adds to the 26 million euros that the Higher Sports Council (CSD) has approved to allocate to the ecological transition of sports facilities, resulting in a total figure of 35 million euros that will be managed by the Autonomous Communities.
These investments are added to the 49 million that the CSD granted last year, thus reaching a total investment figure of 84 million euros, which represents practically 30% of the total recovery funds directed to sport.
The criteria for the distribution of the funds approved by the sectoral Commission establish a fixed amount of 100,000 euros for each autonomous community, also having additional criteria that will determine the final amount.
Among the criteria linked to the territory, the percentage of the population of each community will be studied in relation to the whole of Spain, the number of municipalities, insularity, belonging to ‘Despopulated Spain’ and the number of health centers or local clinics in each.
While the criteria linked to the execution of the project include the percentage of physical and sports educators, the health personnel involved in the project, the number of participating municipalities and the number of inactive people or people with pathologies who participate in the programs.
Modernization of national sport
The new items announced are part of the Sports Sector Digitization Plan, included in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, endowed with 300 million euros until 2023.
The president of the CSD, José Manuel Franco, pointed out during the commission meeting that “sport cannot be left out of the process of structural digitization; On the contrary, it must be the spearhead at a time of unprecedented transformation and innovation. Likewise, he highlighted “the coordination and involvement” of the autonomous communities to “achieve maximum effectiveness in the execution of European funds and, therefore, in the definitive modernization of national sport.”
For its part, the Ecological Transition Plan aims to modernize the infrastructures of the high-performance centers and the network of community centers, by replacing the energies they use in their current operation with others with lower polluting emissions or the renewal of equipment to obtain the maximum energy performance of each of the systems they have.